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Shakespeare on the Sound's

Short New Play Festival

3rd Annual

Saturday, November 12th

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On Saturday, November 12

join us at the

Rowayton Community Center Moose Room

to hear for new 10-minute plays written by playwrights from across the country and performed by some of your favorite SOS actors.

Come early and join us for a cocktail party where

we'll announce the summer 2023 show!

5:30 Cocktail Party & Season Announcement

7:00 Show Begins

8:00 Show Ends

Tickets are $10 for General Admission

Featuring plays by

Jillian Blevins

Monica Cross

Jennifer Ju

Emery Schaffer

Performed by

Sara Bakker

Megan Ermilio
Claire Kelly
James Nash
Nick Urda

Hannah Williams




Jillian Blevins is a Massachusetts-based playwright, actor, director, and dramaturge. Her short play 'Tipping' was produced for Providence's Bar Plays series, and 'Wake' for Elemental Theatre's 3.a.go.go. In 2020/21, she conceived and produced 'Digital Dionysia', a six-week online new works festival of 24 original plays by playwrights from all over the country and the world, which featured her plays 'Izzy at Zoom Therapy' and 'Be The Bacchae'. Her queer historical dramedy, 'Romeo & Her Sister' received a staged reading at Orlando's Whiskey Theatre Factory.



Monica Cross is a playwright, director, and dramaturg residing in northwestern Wisconsin.  She has her MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University.  Wonder of Our Stage, Monica's first full-length play, was winner of the 2018 Players New Play Festival in Sarasota, FL, and went on to be included in their Summer Sizzler Series in 2019.  In 2022, she had her one-act verse play, The Changeling, developed at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, FL, and has gone on to have two subsequent college productions. Her 10-minute play “On Robots and Raindrops”, which was a part of the New Play Development Workshop at ATHE in 2021, was published in 2022 in Ten-Minute Play Festival, Volume Four: 2018 – 2021 by Theatre Odyssey. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  Her plays can be found on the New Play Exchange.

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Jennifer Ju is a playwright, actor, newspaper columnist, and physician, who also provides professional development for K-12 educators on mindfulness and wellness. Her monologue “Turn of the Tide” was published in a book featuring a compilation of works honoring the lives lost in the pandemic. Jennifer's plays have been produced in various theaters and play festivals throughout Connecticut and New York, including Shakespeare on the Sound's 1st Short Play Festival in 2020, Equity Library Theatre in NYC, and as a finalist in The Secret Theatre's 2022 5-week play festival in Queens. Jennifer thanks Shakespeare on the Sound for this opportunity to create, explore, and connect with the community.

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